Yesterday during the "Cloud Computing in Retail Breakfast" at the Euroshop Retail Design Conference in Dusseldorf, Germany, Microsoft partner BEDIN Shop Systems announced that their Windows Azure-based aKite® Vers.2.0 software services suite has gained significant customer acceptance since its introduction on July 11, 2010 at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) as European retailers have increasingly realized the benefits of cloud computing. New customers include mobile phone distribution chains in Italy, Italian retailers Briocenter, Bruel and luxury brand Jennifer Tattanelli. For more details about BEDIN's announcement, view their press release here.